Title: Immortal Embrace
Author: Charlotte Blackwell
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Date of Publication: June 1st 2011
Publisher:World Castle Publishing
Pages:Paperback, 252 pages
Description: Sophia Pierce has suffered since her brother left, and is unsure if she will ever get over it. That is until her family decided to move to Wenham, Massachusetts. She and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to high school. This is where Sophia finds her soul mate, Nathanial, and life as she knows it is about to change.
As a vampire, Sophia has always kept to herself, but as a high school student, will she learn to step out of her comfort zone a little? Sophia has found a best friend in a powerful witch and a love to call her own. That is, until something tragic happens and blood is spilled. Will Sophia be able to resist the sweet scent of her beloved’s blood?
This is Sophia’s story, a story of a girl who finds herself, love, and everlasting friendship. The excitement of this story wraps mortals, vampires, witches, and shape shifters all into a romantic tale of young love, friendship, and the meaning of family. The story of a girl who tries to finds herself when she thought it was all lost.
I had high hopes for this book. In fact, I was ecstatic to have the whole series thanks to Charlotte. The description made the book seem fantastic. Sadly, the book did not reach my expectations.
The book was a cross between Twilight and The Vampire Diaries. To me, it felt like a great fanfiction. In all honesty, I thought it could be a wonderful fanfiction. However, the book seemed too close to both franchises to be considered an original work or be published.
The story was okay. Because the plot was similar to Twilight, I felt like I already read it. The concept was great and again, the story was incredible for a spinoff of Twilight.
The romance in the story was not my favorite. I don’t like when a character falls in love at first sight. Also, the chemistry felt rushed. My advice to Charlotte is to make the characters’ relationships develop slower to build anticipation.
The characters were okay. There was a lack of development which made it harder to connect with them. In the next novel, I would like to see more backstories and development.
Overall, I wanted more. It wasn’t awful but I wished for better. I hope to see more originality in the upcoming books. I wish that Charlotte’s other books will take a new perspective on the series. I can see the potential in the story.